While it is not uncommon to see the pinks and blues of Hospodka pieces, it is slightly less common to see this Peach and Chartreuse green colourway and puts me in mind of Peach Tea.
With sunlight, the tricorn shape lends itself to some wonderful refractions for brightening up the space the piece is displayed in, offering some wonderfully warm and summery-going-into-autumnnal vibes.
Very good vintage condition, movement marks to base and a few faint scratches commensurable with age.
Height c 5.5" / 14 cm x c. 16.5 - 18.5 cm across the widest points.
Weight c. 1.9 kg / 1,595 g
Item will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Glassworks Chřibská, whose logo shows the date 1414, is considered to be the oldest glassworks in the world and was operated without interruption for almost six centuries. The glassworks full name Sklarna Chribska was based in Czech Republic and known for their sculptural art glass vases and bowls, they remained in production until very recently. Chribska became part of the Borske Sklo National Corporation during the 1950's.
Chief designer during this time was Josef Hospodka, who specialised in sculptural blown glass designs.
Hospodka was born in Svihov and was educated at the State School for Graphic Arts in Prague. He became a pupil of prof. J Holocek at the Academy of the Arts during the period 1940 - 1945. Afterwards he became a teacher at the glass school in Novy Bor where he headed glass cutting techniques section. He also worked at Chribska doing coaching classes in moulded glass. In 1956, Chribska opened a new glass furnace and became involved in new glass production techniques. In 1958 Hospodka became the head designer of Borske Sklo and later became a director and Chief designer.